Search Results: "Carolyn Otto"


BOOK REVIEW

OTTO by Tomi Ungerer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Subtle changes of facial expression in Ungerer's watercolor art give the bear—stained, battered and with a clumsily repaired bullet hole—plenty of character, and there's nary a trace of sentimentality in the matter-of-fact narrative. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The first broad release of a title originally published regionally and overseas in 1999, this simply told, deeply affecting tale follows a teddy's passage from hand to hand through war and other troubles. Read full book review >

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PIONEER CHURCH by Carolyn Otto
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"By capturing such particulars, from the archaic sound of people's names to the creeping suburban sprawl, Otto and Lloyd create a record of the larger picture of transformation in the landscape. (Picture book. 6-10)"
This fictional history of a church records not just the architectural changes it underwent over the years, but the links and connections with both the congregation that built the church and the culture that spawned it. Read full book review >

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DEAR OTTO by Christopher Brookhouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A slow-motion rondelet whose personal chat is as faithfully boring and exasperating, and whose incidents are served up as parsimoniously, as at a real writers' conference."
A few portentous weeks at an oh-so-intimate writers' workshop whose epigones circle around a never-been writer/editor/teacher to distressingly little effect. Read full book review >

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OUR PUPPIES ARE GROWING by Carolyn Otto
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"An excellent resource for new and prospective owners, as well as the merely curious. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-6)"
This newest entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series examines the early stages of a puppy's development, from gestation to approximately eight weeks. Read full book review >

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WHAT COLOR IS CAMOUFLAGE? by Carolyn Otto
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 1996

"A careful integration of text and illustration makes this an especially useful title in the series, as well as an attractive one. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
This handsome title in the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science series shows and describes animal camouflage. Read full book review >

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OTTO RUNS FOR PRESIDENT by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Place this timely outing next to Mark Teague's LaRue For Mayor (2008) and Doreen Cronin's arch Duck For President (2004), illustrated by Betsy Lewin. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A dark-horse candidate faces two big political machines in this election campaign at the all-canine Barkadelphia School. Read full book review >

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BOB AND OTTO by Robert O. Bruel
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Illustrated and published posthumously by Robert's son, Nick, this is a charming tribute to friendship and the stories all parents tell their children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Bruels explore the transformative power of friendship in this clever tale of a worm and a caterpillar. Read full book review >

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GIDEON & OTTO by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"A lovely and comforting addition to a charming series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Gideon the gosling loves toy Otto; Gideon loses Otto; Gideon finds Otto. Joy, oh joy. Read full book review >

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UNCLE OTTO by Winifred Cook
Released: Aug. 22, 2007

"A semifictional account that presents historical truths."
Cook offers readers a complex saga detailing a generation's worth of stories about an African-American family who hopes to better their situation by moving from the rural South to a northern city. Read full book review >

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OTTO PREMINGER by Foster Hirsch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2007

"Executed with the conviction and meticulousness of a Preminger production."
Richly embroidered biography of the legendary stage and film director with an incendiary temper and uneven legacy. Read full book review >

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Otto Sicko by George W. Copeland

"A fine hard-boiled novel, despite a few missteps."
Copeland (Leverage, 2012) delivers a hard-boiled noir set along Texas' Gulf Coast. Read full book review >